For the Brave who Dare to be Gamechangers

Why you will love this

Experience a unique 13 weeks programme with a strong entrepreneurial focus

Develop and pitch the next idea that will change the future of banking


Penultimate-year student in a tertiary institution

Good track record in academic and extra-curricular activities


We're looking for interns who have the fire and guts to change the banking world.

The OCBC FRANKpreneurship is a 13 weeks summer internship programme designed to empower you to impact the banking world of today and of the future. We're calling the cream of the crop, regardless of discipline of study – those who understand the complexities of a constantly evolving world. Through this programme, we will challenge, push, groom and hone you to be a game-changer.

In this programme, you will be mentored by industry leaders, provided with entrepreneurship tools, given stimulating collaboration experiences and even an opportunity to be fast-tracked to the Bank's Graduate Talent Programme.

You may apply online during the application period and shortlisted candidates will be notified accordingly. You will then undergo Ideation Day, a full day assessment as part of the final selection process.

For all the opportunities available in 2023, refer to the latest FRANKpreneurship 2023 guide.

What you will experience

Over the 13-week internship programme, you will undergo:


Ideation Day

Only for the very best, this is not an average interview. Selected candidates will go through a full day assessment. Shortlisted candidates will be grouped for discussions and presentations followed by an interview.


1-Week Bootcamp

Roll up your sleeves and get right into this intense 1-week bootcamp. Learn how the bank and its various business units operate to conceptualise and operationalise new and innovative solutions. You’ll be assigned to your FRANKpreneurship project group and mentors to fulfil your internship objectives.


Full-time Work Attachment

The business attachment will give you a solid foundation for your future success. You’ll get an insider’s look at how the bank departments work together to achieve shared goals.


Experience Day

This is the moment to sell your ideas to OCBC senior management and financial industry leaders. Get practical feedback and valuable insights from mentors in order to refine and perfect your business ideas.


FRANKpreneurship Projects

It's time to huddle with your team to prepare for the Final Grand Showcase to the judges. You will work with your team to design meaningful and innovative financial solutions to build OCBC Bank for the future.


Grand Showcase

This is D-day. You will pitch your final projects to OCBC Bank's senior management, participating universities and leading industry partners. The best will be selected for the OCBC Graduate Talent Programme.

By joining FRANKpreneurship by OCBC, you will:

  • Participate in a carefully designed and structured 13-week programme.
  • Be mentored by industry leaders and subject matter experts.
  • Learn to use entrepreneurship tools that will teach you agile thinking.
  • Be exposed to business units across the Bank through collaborative projects.
  • Have the opportunity to be fast-tracked into the OCBC Graduate Talent Programme.

Who should apply?

  • We seek undergraduates with the aptitude and interest in various facets of banking.
  • Other qualities that will put you in strong standing for the programme include:
    • Be a penultimate-year student in a tertiary institution
    • Be on track to graduate with a second upper honours or above
    • Having outstanding academic achievements and a good track record of extra-curricular activities
    • Being energetic, enthusiastic and hardworking
    • Possessing strong leadership qualities and interpersonal skills
    • Possessing the ability to work with intensity and endure challenge
OCBC FRANKpreneurship

Meet the game-changers

Hear from our FRANKpreneurs and their mentors as we shine the spotlight on their experiences during their 4-month bank-wide summer internship programme.

View last year’s highlights

Get a sneak peek into a FRANKpreneur’s journey through our photo gallery.


Mentoring a new boss into the banking industry

Learn how Alan Chou found an unlikely mentor in his subordinate, Lim Qian Yan, in his first foray into the banking industry.

June 2022

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Equipped for a banking career through FRANKpreneurship

Discover how an internship stint with the Global Consumer Financial Services team put Maverick Tan in good stead for a fulfilling career in banking.

May 2022

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A unique combination of experiences

Find out how stepping out of her comfort zone allowed Rica Choo to make the most of her FRANKpreneurship stint with the Digital Business team.

May 2022

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Banking and Healthcare

See how Karan Haresh's internship has led him to ideate and connect the dots between two seemingly unrelated sectors.

December 2020

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From School to the Real World

Poon Sin Ta from Group Operations & Technology (GO&T) shares how his internship has given him exposure to solving real-world operational and technological challenges.

November 2020

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From FRANKpreneur to joining The Open Vault

Here's Qian Yan's story of how an internship sparked her interest and career in innovation.

26 September 2019

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One Summer, Two Takeaways

Wesley Soo from Wholesale Corporate Marketing started as an intern with us, but his journey did not end there.

28 September 2019

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FRANKpreneurship 2019 Chronicles

Read about trailblazing team JEWEL V's 16-week journey as FRANKpreneurs, game changers, and winners of the Grand Showcase 2019 in this series.

21 November 2019

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Get your CV ready

We are currently accepting applications for FRANKpreneurship 2022.